If you see a ground squirrel and think of it as a cute and harmless creature, then you’ve never dealt with the turmoil of a squirrel infestation. While these creatures may seem innocent when spotted in the wild, they are known to cause all sorts of damage to residential and commercial properties when searching for food and shelter. To make matters worse, ground squirrels can also cause damage below the surface as they burrow unsightly tunnels and holes in your yard, putting your property’s infrastructure at risk. To avoid serious damage on your Ft. Worth, TX property, here are some ways to get rid of ground squirrels.
Ground Squirrel Removal Tactics
Use Castor Oil
Castor oil isn’t just great for your hair and skin, it is also great for ground squirrel removal. All you have to do is mix about ¼ cup of castor oil with about two tablespoons of liquid dishwashing soap. Then, mix about two tablespoons of this mixture into a gallon of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle to douse problem areas as needed. One benefit to using a castor oil mixture is that it will help remove ground squirrels while also helping prevent other burrowing pests from infesting your property.
Mount Owl Statues
Most rodents, including ground squirrels, are easily-frightened critters. One effective method for removing ground squirrels is scaring them away with decoys of their natural predators. One popular option is placing a realistic-looking owl statue in your backyard to scare away nuisance ground squirrels. You can even purchase one that has a spinning head to create an even-more realistic effect.
Hire Professional Ground Squirrel Removal Services
While the above methods may offer temporary relief from ground squirrels, the best way to get rid of ground squirrels and keep them off of your property for good is to hire the effective and humane services of a ground squirrel removal expert.
Get Rid of Ground Squirrels with Critter Control® of Ft. Worth
At Critter Control® of Ft. Worth, all of our ground squirrel removal services are conducted by licensed and trained wildlife removal experts that are experienced and equipped to remove nuisance ground squirrels and implement preventative measures to ensure they won’t return to infest your yard again.
For more information on our eco-friendly and humane methods for getting rid of unwanted ground squirrels, contact Critter Control® of Ft. Worth today at 817-222-1101 and receive a free estimate for our safe and efficient services.